The Origins Of Batman’s Cool Cape In Gotham By Gaslight

By Ishaan . February 28, 2012 . 3:32pm


Did you like Batman’s cape animation in the Gotham by Gaslight video we showed off on the site yesterday? Thanks to Reddit, we now know where it came from, and where we’ll see something like it next.


A Reddit user who worked with Joe van den Heuvel, the person that designed the cloth technology behind the cape, shares: “If you like that cape tech, the man that made it left Day 1 to start his own company, CloakWorks.”


“When we stopped working on [Gotham by Gaslight], we had working combat, cut scenes, levels, gadgets, all kind of stuff,” he goes on to reveal. Since Day 1 Studios own all the work done on the game, Heuvel allegedly rewrote his cape tech from the ground up for his new company.


This cloth-simulation technology, dubbed “Shroud,” is being used in IO Interactive’s Hitman Absolution. You can find sample videos demonstrating Shroud’s uses on CloakWorks’ website. We’ve embedded one of them above.

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